Lunar phases and wood properties. A field experiment on the effect of the tree felling date

Zürcher, Ernst; Schlaepfer, R.; Giudici, F. (2010). Lunar phases and wood properties. A field experiment on the effect of the tree felling date Sherwood : foreste ed alberi oggi, 163, pp. 13-17. Compagnia delle Foreste

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We analysed the drying behavior for sapwood and heartwood of Norway Spruce (Picea abies Karst.) and for heartwood of Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.), in relation to the felling date, within a field experiment conducted for 24 weeks. We linked the water loss from fresh to dry state, the shrinkage and the relative density to lunar rhythms (synodic, sidereal, and tropic). In addition to seasonal trends, slight but significant variations with lunar periodicities characterize the three investigated criteria.

Item Type:

Newspaper or Magazine Article

Division/Institute:

Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering > Institute for Materials and Wood Technology
BFH Centres > BFH Centre for Wood - Resource and Material

Name:

Zürcher, Ernst;
Schlaepfer, R. and
Giudici, F.

Subjects:

Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QB Astronomy
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

ISSN:

2611-0415

Publisher:

Compagnia delle Foreste

Language:

Italiano

Submitter:

Sally Haddad

Date Deposited:

29 Apr 2020 12:16

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 12:16

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Ricerca Fase lunare Abbattimento Densità relativa Perdita di acqua Ritiro radiale Abete rosso Castagno Svizzera

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.11608

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/11608

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